Sambrook’s Brewery is an independent brewery based in Battersea, London. Duncan Sambrook and David Welsh established the brewery in August 2008 with the aim of bringing craft brewing back to the heart of London.
Duncan Sambrook’s first venture into the brewing world was in early 2007 with the purchase of three second-hand tanks of a five barrel brewing plant. The difficulty of running a brewery with 3 tanks was soon realised, with the 5 barrel plant never seeing any brewing during its lifetime.
Twelve months later Duncan decided to enrol on the Start Up Brewing course at Brewlab. The course provided all the necessary information regards a career in brewing and highlighted the hard work and risks involved. Duncan stated ‘I came out unperturbed and re-focused on what I needed to do – find myself premises.’
Whilst looking for premises Duncan had the opportunity to meet a successful brewer by the name of David Welsh, previously managing director of Ringwood Brewery. A partnership was born with a fully operational twenty barrel plant in Battersea being created and marketing its first pint; Wandle Ale on the 26th November 2008.
The brewery permanently supplies beer to approximately 60 permanent outlets and a further 120 on a guest basis all within the M25.